Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
Subject Matter: Ines Enrique Torres Acosta
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Reporter: Patricia Davila
Ines Enrique Torres Acosta, chief of security for Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, one of the chiefs of the Sinaloa Cartel, was detained on Saturday 7th of April in the outskirts of the town of Durnago, Durango.
The Commissioner for National Security, Renato Sales Heredia, informs that Federal forces achieved the capture of the capo, who is one of the 122 established priority objectives of the Government of the Republic at the start of this administration.
Torres Acosta, 31 years old and originally from Los Llanos, Municipality of Cosala, Sinaloa, is allegedly responsible for coordination of the production, collection, transportation and commercialization of marijuana, crystal meth, cocaine and heroin into the United States, where he faces charges for the trafficking of important cargoes of these drugs.
According to the Commissioner, Federal forces were the ones who achieved the capture of the capo ranked 100 on the list of 122 priority objectives of the Government of Enrique Pena Nieto.
All of this was possible thanks to the Cabinet and field work, with which they managed to identify Torres Acosta, and collected data that permitted the establishment of an operation, that located the trafficker in the outskirts of the city of Durango.
After identifying the zone where Torres Acosta moved around, and confirming his presence, they determined that the conditions were correct to proceed with his detention, minimizing risks to persons alien to the operation, and implemented a series of actions leading to the capture of the capo without a shot being fired.
In regards of his criminal antecedents, Torres Acosta has expedited arrest warrants current from both SEIDO and the PGR.
Torres Acosta is the son of Manuel Torres Felix "El Ondeado", who died in a confrontation with elements of the Mexican army on October of 2012 and nephew of Javier Torres Felix "El JT", detained in 2004, and cousin of Misael Torres Urrea, detained by Sedena and Federal Police in October of 2014. This last person also formed part of the list of the 122 priority objectives.
The investigators have revealed that Ines Torres Acosta was a cell boss, this cell, its alleged, constitutes the first circle of security of El Mayo Zambada and his family.
The detained was put at the disposition of the PGR.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso